High-Performance Highway

by Max E. Valerio, P.E., Proj. Mgr.; New Mexico State Highway and Transp. Dept., Santa Fe, NM,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2001, Vol. 71, Issue 1, Pg. 52-57

Document Type: Feature article


Straightening and widening 118 mi (190 km) of state road 44 in northwest New Mexico in under three years required some innovative financing. Not only did the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department find the money, it got a 20-year warranty from the developer, who is counting on its pavement design to outlast the warranty.

Subject Headings: Pavement design | Highways and roads | Highway and road design | Innovation | Highway transportation | Financing

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